Beyond the label: Tiger on the Rocks

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The Tasmanian Tiger once roamed throughout Australia, leaving lasting connections with the land and its First Peoples. Sheep-killing beast or tragic victim of human induced extinction. Ancient painting on a rock or vivid ancestor spirit. Lost forever, or a timely reminder to respect the connection between human and animal, culture, nature and country. In stunning landscapes across Australia where Thylacines once roamed, people from wide-ranging traditions share their experiences: First Nations artists, rangers and custodians; biologists, bone hunters and archaeologists. Multiple insights combine to throw light on Australia’s most wanted animal. In ‘Tiger on the rocks’ a short movie, directed by Cathryn Vasseleu and produced by Pat Fiske, filmed in a range of its former locations, memories of the Tiger come alive as we follow its trail.

The screening will be followed by an introduction to the two Thylacine specimens held in World Museum with John Wilson, Lead Curator of Zoology.

Tickets cost £7 and can be booked below.

Beyond the label talks

Our museums and galleries are a treasure trove of fascinating stories and world class collections. In this exciting series of talks you will get the opportunity to meet the experts who care for our collections, find out never-before-told behind the scenes stories of our most beloved objects, and get the opportunity to pick the brains of a real museum expert. 

Go beyond the museum labels and delve into the fascinating world of art, history, science, and community stories in this unmissable series. 

Find all the upcoming talks on the beyond the label page and book your tickets!